"A Lotus Leaf" Centerpiece Tray
“A Lotus Leaf” reveals the designer's intention to use the shapes of nature, keeping the "design" aspect to a minimum. The lotus leaf, taken from the ancient Summer Palace and then left to dry for six months, was run through a three-dimensional scanner and then slightly modified to obtain firmer geometric supports. It was then transformed into a mould to produce the steel “copy” that is the tray itself. The tray can be used on both sides, offering two different ways of holding and serving.